China's largest Hui community strives to cultivate Arabic translators

15:15, September 18, 2010      

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Students attend class of Arab culture at Tongxin School of Arabic Language in Tongxin County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Sept. 17, 2010. Founded in March 1985, Tongxin School of Arabic Language is the first of its kind in China. It has three specialties, namely Arabic language, commerce Arabic and tourism Arabic. Ninety percent of its students are of China's Hui ethnic group, and the graduates' employment rate always stands at more than 95 percent. Most of the graduates work as translators in cities like Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang Province, and Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, which are prosperous in foreign trade and commerce. Taking advantage of the growing demand for people proficient in Arabic language at home and abroad, Ningxia has been exerting efforts to cultivate Arabic translators, a new source of the region's labor export which makes it China's largest exporter of Arabic translators. Nowadays, more than 3,000 Arabic translators from Ningxia are working in foreign trade and commerce in Yiwu City, the seat of China's largest small commodity distribution center. (Xinhua/Qin Haishi)


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